Admission to University at Buffalo Architecture is competitive. An architecture and architecture-related GPA of 2.50 and a minimum overall GPA of 2.70 is required for admission consideration, with admission on a space-available basis. Architecture and architecture-related courses include architecture; environmental design; studio art; 2-D and 3-D design; hand drafting; urban environments; and math. The pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Architecture is a fall-only admission program, with applicants admitted on a space-available basis. Preferred applicants may have an associate’s degree in Architecture or fewer than 34 credit hours earned with courses in design studies. Ineligible applicants may be offered direct admission to University at Buffalo Environmental Design.
Applicants with an earned bachelor’s degree must contact School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Education prior to applying to the pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Architecture for advisement on the accredited professional Master of Architecture 3+ year degree.
Submit a portfolio of your work as described below. Please note: if you have FEW or NO COURSES in college-level art, architecture, or design studios and wish to enter the FIRST YEAR DESIGN STUDIO SEQUENCE (ARC 101/111/Freshmen Fall), A PORTFOLIO IS NOT REQUIRED.
All portfolio material for possible advanced studio placement consideration must be submitted via the Office of Admissions Status Portal. Applicants must adhere to the transfer student portfolio checklist, as this determines possible eligibility for advanced studio (ARC 201/311/Sophomore Fall) placement consideration in University at Buffalo Architecture.
Contents of the portfolio for possible advanced studio (ARC 201/311/Sophomore Fall) placement should include examples of architecture and design studio work done in college. Your transfer design portfolio submission should:
All submitted portfolios become a part of a transfer applicant’s admission file and must remain on file for 6 years with the University at Buffalo as per federal U.S. Department of Education regulations.